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Friends of the Arboretum Newsletter
Spring 2009 – Volume 13, Number 1

Volunteer News

By Barbara Kennedy, Volunteer Coordinator

With all the rain we have had this season, the need for lots of work in the gardens is guaranteed. Before we know it, buds will be opening and plants will be poking through the soil. This is a great time to volunteer to be part of our many activities. New and returning volunteers are always welcome.

New Volunteers

Terri Benton – Gardener
Heather Daulton – Butterfly Garden
Marilyn Golightly – Mapping
Julie Nazar – Mapping
Ginny Parker – Winter Garden
Chaula Shah – Weekend Gardener
Stanley Shieh – Weekend Gardener
Stephanie Simmon – Butterfly Garden
Susan Skidmore – Winter Garden
Nancy Sosnik – Special Projects
Christine Thomson – Visitor Center

Volunteer Tour GuidesOur Volunteer Tour Guides take a trip through the gardens as part of their refresher session. Keeping up with new plants and changes in the gardens helps our guides when they give tours to visitors.

Jim SchlittJim Schlitt, one of our volunteer gardeners, tackles the ornamental grass in the Perennial Border. As you can see, the grass almost overpowers Jim, but he manages to get the grass pruned in short order.

Elisabeth Wheeler and Regan BrownPreparing Connoisseur Plants for distribution requires concentration and paying attention to detail. Elisabeth Wheeler and Regan Brown work as a team to make sure everyone gets the correct plants.

Roland Flory, Elaine Pace, and Denny WernerThe Annual Volunteer Pot Luck is a great time to get together with volunteers and just have a fun time. Roland Flory, Elaine Pace, and Denny Werner pose for this picture at Denny's home.

Bobby Ward and Roy DicksBobby Ward and Roy Dicks have just finished a great meal and now take time to relax and enjoy the surroundings.

Dee WelkerThe Annual Plant Distribution requires lots of help from our volunteers. Here, Dee Welker helps label plants that will be part of the giveaway.

volunteer Holiday Open HouseThe Holiday Open House brings volunteers, staff and guests together to celebrate the season and enjoy tables full of delicious food prepared by all. Volunteers are enjoying the food and the friendship of other volunteers.

Words from the Director | Horticulture | Development | Annual Report | Volunteering

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JC Raulston Arboretum
Department of Horticultural Science
North Carolina State University
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